Tools, Upgrades

Activity

Activity shows a full list of activities and events that have occurred on your site. Free plans are limited to viewing only the past 20 events, whereas WordPress.com paid plans have access to their complete site activity.

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Type of Activities Recorded

The events stored in your site’s Activity include:

  • Published or updated posts and pages.
  • Comment submission and management activity.
  • Theme switches.
  • Settings and options modifications.
  • And more. See the full list.

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Viewing Your Site's Activity

To view the Activity for your site, go to Jetpack Activity Log from the left sidebar of your site dashboard.

The  WordPress.com left sidebar menu with Jetpack highlighted and Activity Log expanded.
Accessing the Activity Log.

You’ll now be able to view the recent events recorded for your site. It looks like this:

A list of recent activities in the activity log.
Activity screen.

Only the most recent 1,000 events are displayed in Activity. The timestamp displayed in Activity matches the timezone you’ve set in your site’s settings (configured from Settings → General in your site’s dashboard).

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Data Retention

The retention periods for Activity data depend on both the activity itself and the site’s plan.

ActivityFreePersonal
(Legacy)
Premium
(Legacy)
Business & eCommerce
(Legacy)
Pro
Users: additions, deletions, network deletions, registrations, invite acceptance, removals, updates30 days30 days30 daysForeverForever
Attachments: uploads, updates, deletions30 days30 days30 daysForeverForever
Comments: submissions, approvals, un-approvals, content edits, deletions, trash actions, spam/un-spam actions, restorations from trash30 days30 days30 daysForeverForever
Feedback: Contact Form submissions30 days30 days30 daysForeverForever
Settings: settings updates30 days30 days30 daysForeverForever
Menus: additions, updates, deletions30 days30 days30 daysForeverForever
Themes: theme activations30 days30 days30 daysForeverForever
Posts & Pages: publish actions, updates, deletions, trash actions, imports, exports*30 days30 days30 daysForeverForever
Widgets: additions, updates, removals, reorders, set-to-inactive actions30 days30 days30 daysForeverForever
WordPress: plan activations/deactivations, new blog followersForeverForeverForeverForeverForever

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At the end of any retention periods outlined above, activity data is moved to long-term storage and is retained indefinitely. Once in long-term storage, activity data will no longer be visible in a site’s Activity.

If there is no activity on your site for longer than the retention period, you’ll see a screen that looks like this:

The Activity Log screen with no activity to display.

Once you make any changes to your site that are recorded in your Activity, this screen will appear as normal.

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Backups

This section of the guide applies to sites with our WordPress.com Pro plan. If your site has one of our legacy plans, it is available on Business and eCommerce.

Sites with a plugin-enabled plan have the option to restore their site to a previous version from Activity.

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